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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl1233\margr5398\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn1233\margrsxn5398\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi0\ri79\sb0\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw6\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 his cousin, Jayapala, who achieved some successes \expndtw11 against the king of Pragjyotisa (verse 6). Ample \expndtw10 evidence exists to show that about the third decade \expndtw1 of the twelfth century Assam recognised Kumarapala's \expndtw0 authority, and his minister Vaidyadeva enjoyed substan\-\expndtw6 tial power there.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li11\fi0\ri0\sb158\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Foreign incursions}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4\fi464\ri54\sb115\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 One remarkable' feature of the history of Kama-\expndtw3 rupa is that it did not succumb to the onslaughts of the \expndtw5 Moslems in spite of their repeated attempts to subdue \expndtw1 it, beginning with the ill-fated invasion of Tibet by \expndtw-5 Muhammad ibn Bakhtyar inH. 601 \loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0  1205 A.D., in which \expndtw0 he lost practically all his troops owing to the destruction \expndtw2 of a strategic bridge by the Assamese, and ending with \expndtw6 the attack of Aurangzeb's famous general, Mir Jumla, \expndtw8 in 1662 A.D. Assam was, however, subjugated early \expndtw1 in the thirteenth century by the Ahoms, a branch of the \expndtw4 Shan tribe. They were masters of the land until 1825 \expndtw8 A.D., when the British occupied it. The name Assam \expndtw6 is probably derived from these Ahom conquerors.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li18\fi0\ri0\sb162\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Religion}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li14\fi450\ri0\sb101\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 Assam is the centre of both Buddhist and Hindu \expndtw2 Tantricism, and in popular imagination it is associated \expndtw8 with magic and witchcraft. Its most sacred shrine is \expndtw1 that of Kamakhya, near Gauhati, where Sakta Hindus \expndtw3 worship the female form of the Deity. The country pre\-\expndtw1 sents an interesting example of the gradual spread of \expndtw7 Hinduism among the aborigines and the Mongolian \expndtw6 tribes that settled down there in the course of ages.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li7\fi389\ri4\sb241\sa0\sl-198\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw6\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 ^Ind. Ant,., \i0 XV, pp. 305, 308, v. 6. Dr. H. C. Ray identifies \expndtw4 the Assamese contemporary of Jayapala with Harjara or with his \expndtw6 son, Vanamala \i (Dy. Hist. North. Ind., \i0 Vol. I, p. 248).}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li317\fi0\ri0\sb83\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-21\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs20 23}\par }